1.    13 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Windows 10 cleaned up my Hard Drive?


    I just upgraded to W10 from W7 less than a week ago. So far it's been great, no problems (fingers crossed)

    But I have a question about the hard drive: it now has a LOT more free space than it did. The upgrade removed over 200GB from it. I have checked all my docus and media, everything is there (I mostly store media on externals anyway).

    I always performed HDD cleanup, but could I have missed that much junk? So far I'm grateful for the space W10 has cleaned up
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  2.    13 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.98

    That does seem a surprising amount of space to have re-acquired!

    W10 does include a lot of automatic processes that run in the background, including disk cleanup.

    Enjoy!
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  3.    13 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    My guess is that it was probably old Windows 7 restore points and updates. You might want to be aware that restore points are turned off by default in Windows 10, so if you want restore points you need to go back to settings and turn them on.
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  4.    13 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    My guess is that it was probably old Windows 7 restore points and updates. You might want to be aware that restore points are turned off by default in Windows 10, so if you want restore points you need to go back to settings and turn them on.
    Thanks for the reminder, I did not know about this!
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